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Stories from Paul Gullixson

Gullixson: Top-2 primary forced changes, even for us

The top-two primary election is forcing some new thinking even on editorial boards.

Gullixson: A verdict that just raises more questions

I recognize that the court of public opinion is deadlocked on this.

Gullixson: Hopeful stories of 'a few committed people'

If you're looking for a hopeful story this holiday, here's a suggestion.

Gullixson: Sports and the price of high expectations

Think your child is going to make it as an NBA player? The odds are worse.

Gullixson: Wanted: New Press Democrat Editorial Board member

Five weeks ago, we announced our Editorial Board Community Member program.

Gullixson: Seeking team players in an iPod age

How is it that a county can be suffering from both high unemployment and a labor shortage?

Gullixson: Something different: The state of 'us'

I present my own year-opening analysis — the State of Us.

Gullixson: A pension fix voters may never see on ballot

This is crazy. And the courts are starting to see it that way as well.

Take The Press Democrat's year-end news quiz

Test your knowledge of local news, culture, people, politics and trivia from 2013.

Gullixson: Blowing out the flame on 'the Stick'

If you're like me, your best memories don't concern a score. They're about people.

Gullixson: For those who see JFK as history, not memory

List me among those who are ready for the 50th anniversary assassination coverage to pass.

Gullixson: Why we ran that Lopez letter — you know the one

Several readers have written asking why we ran a certain letter this week.

Gullixson: California has its own maddening glitch

The top story nationwide this week has been the disastrous rollout of Obamacare — and new reports that it’s worse than first imagined.

Gullixson: A death that drives us to our knees

This week's shooting of a 13-year-old boy by a deputy raises so many questions.

Gullixson: Undercover boss comes to Sonoma State

New CSU chancellor not shy about doing a little undercover work.

Gullixson: Taking on a sex trade

Santa Rosa resident helps open Costa Rica safe house for girls rescued from sex trade.

Gullixson: Santa Rosa forum on human trafficking slated for Oct. 5

Human trafficking and child prostitution is often associated with countries such as Thailand and, now, Costa Rica. But make no mistake. It's happening here in the United States as well.

Gullixson: Among the roots of Costa Rica

We recognized that not just our family is changing but the planet is as well.

Gullixson: Major changes ahead among North Coast legislators

Next year's elections have suddenly become much more interesting.

GULLIXSON: In brief, it doesn't look good for Carrillo

Let's be honest. The facts in this case are more than just criminal. They are creepy.

GULLIXSON: Scouts caught in the middle

The issue of sexuality is as far from the day-to-day activities of Scouting.

GULLIXSON: 5 myths about Sonoma Clean Power

One of the biggest misconceptions of Sonoma Clean Power is that “renewable” and “clean” is the same thing as “greenhouse gas-free.” It's not.

GULLIXSON: Now it's time for the cities to decide on public power plan

Sonoma County cities now essentially have veto power over two major county-driven initiatives concerning power and garbage.

GULLIXSON: A tale of two crimes and punishments

This is a story about two men who stole from Sonoma County residents. Neither physically hurt anyone, but both had multiple victims and caused great pain.

GULLIXSON: Tribute to an engineer of a bygone age

It's small comfort, but I suppose we should consider ourselves fortunate when the news of a friend's death leaves us with a sense of emptiness.

GULLIXSON: Our new self-service lives

In this new post-Great Recession era, employers are far more interested in productivity than workplace flexibility.

GULLIXSON: Please read this before opening your email

Dear friends, family and anyone within email range. I just want you all to know that I am not in the Philippines — and I have no plans to be.

GULLIXSON: A season of change at year's end

Two questions I have been asked often lately: What do you think of the change of ownership at The Press Democrat and how is it going?

GULLIXSON: Holdup at the station

When the SMART train is up and running sometime in early 2016 and passengers start arriving at Santa Rosa's Railroad Square, what are they going to find?

GULLIXSON: Lingering frights regarding election night

Halloween is over, but there are a few frights that linger out there, and most of them revolve around what is going to happen on Tuesday.

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